After the announcement of the investigating judge, who had closed the investigations in September 2021 without Gérald Darmanin being indicted, the Paris prosecutor's office requested a dismissal for the Minister of the Interior, accused of rape by a UMP sympathizer, he confirmed after information from BFMTV.
It is now up to the examining magistrate to make the final decision on this case, which seems to be heading straight for a dismissal.
"We take note of this indictment of dismissal and await the final decision of the investigating magistrate", indicated for their part Mathias Chichportich and Pierre-Olivier Sur, lawyers of the Minister in this highly sensitive file and which has already been the subject long procedural disputes.
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Gérald Darmanin is the subject of a first complaint since 2017 from Sophie Patterson-Spatz, who accuses him of rape, sexual harassment and breach of trust.
The facts denounced date back to March 17, 2009. Sophie Patterson-Spatz, 36 years old at the time, UMP sympathizer and former call girl, then requested a meeting with Gérald Darmanin, then municipal councilor in Tourcoing and in charge of mission at the service legal affairs of the UMP.
She wants him to intervene on her behalf to have his conviction for "blackmail and malicious calls" against a former boyfriend erased from his criminal record.
And accuses him, since, of having dangled his support in exchange for sex.
Favors she would have accepted, feeling compelled to "go to the pan", according to her expression in front of the investigators.